Murphy Confirmed as Army Undersecretary
The Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran was confirmed as the Undersecretary of the Army on Friday. The Senate approved his nomination by voice vote.
Murphy represented PA-8 from 2007 to 2011 and was one of the first members of Congress to support Barack Obama’s campaign back in August 2007. His biggest accomplishment was overseeing the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2010.
“Today, the Army and the nation are lucky to have former Rep. Patrick Murphy confirmed as undersecretary of the U.S. Army,” responded Neera Tanden, President of the progressive think tank Center for American Progress. “When he was a member of Congress, CAP was proud to work with Rep. Murphy on issues he championed, such as the Affordable Care Act, and as he led the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. As a Senior Fellow, Murphy contributed greatly to our work by leading on issues that affect 21st-century fighters, and he will no doubt do the same for the Army. Murphy served the country twice, first in the Army and later as the first Iraq War veteran to serve in Congress, and we know he will bring the same service to the Army once again.”